The public sat through the charade of “interviewing” three competing businesses for what is an unnecessary audit, then watched as the Board took an immediate vote and chose the company least experienced with fire districts, with the most expensive “estimate” of costs, the same company about whom legitimate concerns regarding conflicts of interest have been raised, but remain unanswered.
Each member of the board was elected – not to rule – but to serve. Exactly whose interests were served by the appallingly obvious foregone conclusion of choosing McGladrey & Pullen? Not the taxpayer who is being consistently disregarded by a board with a penchant for funding personal expenditures and a not-so-hidden agenda. Not the citizenry, whose services are being diminished exponentially rather than enhanced. And certainly not the employees of the fire district who are sacrificing more and more every day!
It seems to me Dave Blauert, Charles Christensen and Phyllis Erick view public input as fodder for their entertainment rather than information for their enlightenment.
At what point will people realize what a farce those members of the Board have become and demand their removal? Before the SFD is totally dismembered, I hope.
Village of Oak Creek